Title: Insanity Underrated
Previous Chapters: Can be read here.
Word Count: 3,151
Spoilers: Through S2's "Home, Part 1"
Summary: Every time she thought of the situation she was in, the decisions she had to make, panic seized her and closed her throat.
Author's Notes: This is where the fic truly begins to deserve the AU label, as ongoing events start to intervene and deflect the characters from their canonical paths. We're still working within the framework of canon, though, so there's some familiar dialogue as well. :) There's also mention of some controversial topics, but I do hope that everyone who reads this will take those in the spirit in which they were intended, as a civil discussion rather than a condemnation either way.
Read it here @ jedionpaper